Year 2019, Volume 33, Issue 1, Pages 91 - 106 2019-02-07


Şerif Dilek [1] , Yunus Furuncu [2]

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Bitcoin, with its market value among cryptocurrencies and being the biggest in terms of its processing volume, carries great potential in terms of low cost, speedy processing and low-level risk while also bringing with it important global-level change and transformation. On the other hand, the fact that cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin specifically are new, of unclear legal status, and carry the risk of being involved in illegal activity, there is the potential for their use as an extremely volatile and speculative investment tool and have environmental effects. This study examines Bitcoin mining and blockchain technology and investigates the high amounts of energy consumed by Bitcoin and its environmental effects. It is argued that the energy consumed as a result of increased Bitcoin mining will have environmental and social consequences, such as global warming and climate change. 

Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, Energy, Environment
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Makaleler

Author: Şerif Dilek
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0001-7488-365X
Author: Yunus Furuncu (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey

Bibtex @review { atauniiibd423056, journal = {Atatürk Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Dergisi}, issn = {1300-4646}, eissn = {2147-7582}, address = {Ataturk University}, year = {2019}, volume = {33}, pages = {91 - 106}, doi = {}, title = {BITCOIN MINING AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS}, key = {cite}, author = {Dilek, Şerif and Furuncu, Yunus} }
APA Dilek, Ş , Furuncu, Y . (2019). BITCOIN MINING AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS. Atatürk Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Dergisi, 33 (1), 91-106. Retrieved from
MLA Dilek, Ş , Furuncu, Y . "BITCOIN MINING AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS". Atatürk Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Dergisi 33 (2019): 91-106 <>
Chicago Dilek, Ş , Furuncu, Y . "BITCOIN MINING AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS". Atatürk Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Dergisi 33 (2019): 91-106
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ISNAD Dilek, Şerif , Furuncu, Yunus . "BITCOIN MINING AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS". Atatürk Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Dergisi 33 / 1 (February 2019): 91-106.